News, stories and statements on cooperatives

  1. News

    The UN Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) held its 37th regular meeting

    22 October 2021

    The 37th UNTFSSE meeting was virtually held on 21 October 2021 and brought together almost 50 participants from seven UN member organizations (ILO, UNRISD, UNDESA, UNDP, UNCTAD, ESCAP) and OECD, thirteen observer organizations (CIRIEC, EURICSE, Catalyst2030, EMES, DIESIS, GSEF, Euclid Network, Social Economy Europe, SSE International Forum, RIPESS, CSEND, EESC and ICA) and two resource persons.

  2. COOP Champions

    Ayşe Turunç Kankal, ILO Office for Turkey in Ankara

    21 October 2021

    COOP Champions features ILO colleagues from around the world working on cooperatives and other social and solidarity economy enterprises. It highlights their contributions, and shares highlights of their experiences, current work, and future aspirations.

  3. News

    Training by ILO, ACTED to promote social solidarity through joint income-generating activities in Lebanon’s agriculture sector

    13 October 2021

    An initiative aimed at fostering social solidarity and promoting decent work through the development of joint income-generating initiatives launched its first training for vulnerable communities in Lebanon.


  4. News

    The UNTFSSE and RIPESS host a session in the framework of GSEF2021

    27 September 2021

    The session will be held virtually on Wednesday 6 October at 13:00 - 14:30 Mexico time - 20:00-21:30 CET

  5. News

    Building back better: the social economy as a driving force for change

    23 September 2021

    In a session of the OECD event “The Social and Solidarity Economy: From the Margins to the Mainstream”, ILO Enterprises Department Director and the Chair of the UN Task Force on the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE), noted how the ILO envisions a human-centred recovery with the SSE as a driving force.

  6. News

    The ILO DG participated in the OECD high-level conference on SSE

    23 September 2021

    The political momentum around SSE was discussed at the opening session.

  7. News

    ILO COOP contributes to the 2021 CIRIEC international conference

    23 September 2021

    The ILO initiative on the implementation of the guidelines concerning statistics of cooperatives was introduced to the global research community on social and solidarity economy.

  8. Article

    Jordanian trainer embarks on cooperative management training initiative, supported by the ILO

    21 September 2021

    Jordanian Ahlam Mahadeen took part in ILO’s Trainers of Trainers (ToT) programme on My.Coop and is now training cooperative members on the package, which focuses on the management of agricultural cooperatives.

  9. News

    UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Social and Solidarity Economy (UNTFSSE) releases new research on SSE statistics

    30 August 2021

    The papers on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) statistics aim at supporting stakeholders to deepen their understanding of the methodologies on SSE and policymakers to establish and improve SSE statistical systems

  10. News

    Training of Trainers Workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour conducted in Mali

    27 August 2021

    The ILO’s Cooperatives Unit and its FUNDAMENTALS Branch joined forces to organize a TOT workshop on cooperative development for the elimination of child labour in Mali in select supply chains